Agile software development

Agile software development

An article I wrote and published on Friday, 27th April 2018 at NBN Australia to provide an Iteration Manager retrospective the day before our next Program Increment planning session. It’s from a point in time where the Iteration Manager (me!) was looking at what’s changed and what challenges are still to come for the development team.

Code Monkey

Code Monkey

On the back of NetworkWorld’s recent announcement, and other harbingers of doom, that Android’s KitKat (4.x) LolliPop (5.x) & Marshmallow (6.x) releases have known security issues, I decided to seriously revisit taking up being a code monkey again. This time though it’s (more?) serious with 100+ issues including several chipset code vulnerabilities being reported by our good friends at Google. Easy, I’ll have this fixed in a jiffy: whip out VirtualBox currently enjoying a cushy life as a Xamarin Android Player for a virtualised Nexus 7 LolliPop plaything (what, you don’t have virtual playthings?) and that old copy of Ubuntu LTS 14.04 which has been taking up precious NAS space and use up some of that extraneous SSD space on my i7 laptop…

Outages and Lemons

Outages and Lemons

Outages. I hate them. You hate them. We all hate them. Just fixed an issue with a component which should have automagically updated itself but when pressed into action curiously deciding that it wasn’t in a co-operative mood, refusing to play ball and failing “closed” making the entire site unavailable. It was a lemon moment…